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Morgan: Frank Miller... Sounds familiar. Un-sub?
Garcia: [laughs] No, graphic novelist. 300? Sin City?
Morgan: Oh, right, right, right. Cool movies.
Garcia: He said something once and it makes me think of you.
"The noir hero is a knight in blood caked armor. He's dirty and he does his best to deny the fact that he's a hero the whole time."
Name: Derek Morgan
DOB: June 6, 1973
Family: Unnamed (Father, Deaceased), Fran Morgan (Mother), Sarah Morgan (Sister), Desiree Benita (Sister), Yvonne Burns (Aunt), Paul Burns (Uncle, Deceased), Cindy Burns (Cousin, Status Unknown)
Personality: Personality wise over his years with the BAU Derek has changed dramatically at times. In the beginning he appears over-eager and seeking attention; wearing three piece suits and constantly quoting regulations and being the only member of the team who understood Reid's "jokes". His personality would then shift to a suave, ladies man-type before finally settling in to the serious, grim-faced agent that he is today though he still maintains the suave attitude towards women, only in a more mature fashion. He has shown to be very flirtatious towards Penelope Garcia.
Weapon: His original sidearm was a Glock 17, with detatchable SureFire x400 flashlight, but he switched to a Sig-Sauer P226.
Bio: Morgan is the son of an African American father and a Caucasian mother. He went to Northwestern University on a football scholarship, holds a black belt in Judo, runs FBI self-defense classes, served in a bomb squad unit, and worked as a Chicago police officer. He and his two sisters, Sarah and Desirée, grew up in a tough Chicago neighborhood. At the age of ten, Morgan was a witness to the shooting death of his father, a police officer. After his father's death, Morgan struggled somewhat with youthful fighting earning him a juvenile criminal record. He was taken under the wing of a local youth center coordinator, Carl Buford. Buford acted as a surrogate father to Morgan, helping Morgan to obtain the aforementioned football scholarship.
As a teen he discovered the body of an unidentified boy, which had a profound effect on him (he went door to door in order to collect money to buy the boy a headstone and visited the boy's grave every time he came home to Chicago). Years later, Morgan's past would come back to haunt him when he was arrested by the Chicago Police Department for the murder of the unidentified boy and two others. The lead detective (who had arrested Morgan several times as a boy) believed Morgan was guilty and used a BAU profile done by Jason Gideon (who was unaware Morgan was the prime suspect) to support his case. Believing he was being framed by the real killer, the BAU searched through Morgan's life and background to prove him innocent, which Garcia was uncomfortable doing. Buford sexually abused him, which Morgan revealed several years later, under extreme duress. Later identified Carl Buford as the man who set Morgan up to take the fall (Buford was friends with the lead detective). When Hotch asked about Buford, Morgan told him to back off. He then escaped police custody and spoke to a local boy who was friends with the latest victim. The boy revealed he was currently being molested by Buford and that the latest victim knew about it. Morgan confronted Buford, who at first denied anything happened between them, and told Morgan the other boy was lying. Refusing to back down (and wishing that he had told someone about Buford when he was a kid), Morgan eventually got Buford to admit to the abuse. Buford's admission was overheard by Chicago detectives (who were hiding nearby), and they arrested Buford. Buford pleaded with Morgan to help him, and Derek told Buford, "You go to Hell." leaving the child molester to his fate.
Was once considered to replace SSA Joyner and head up the New York field office. Hotch doesn't recommend him because he said that Derek doesn't have enough trust in his coworkers. He has a bravado about him when it comes to his job and he'll risk himself to get the job done. e chases the Unsub to a train where he hangs on for dear life until Hotchner shoots the suspect and saves his life. Derek comes very close to being killed by The Reaper. The Reaper tackles him through a window and Derek is rendered unconscious. Since The Reaper is a power/control type killer, Derek's unconscious state was a turn off and The Reaper spared him, leaving behind a .44 Magnum round to let him know that he easily could have killed him. He also took Derek's credentials. Hotch tells Derek that he is stepping down as Unit Chief and in order to keep the team together, by promoting from within the Unit, would like Derek to be Unit Chief. Morgan is successful in his first case as Acting Unit Chief. He is given his own office. JJ and Garcia had pulled some strings to get Morgan the space, as its previous occupant, one Agent Hall, is set to retire soon and Derek refused to use Hotch's office. Derek was attacked by a serial killer who killed Detective Matt Spicer in front of his eyes. Derek and Spicer's sister had to watch as the Unsub abducted Spicer's daughter, Derek vowing "We will find you, you sick son of a bitch". He takes it especially hard when Emily Prentiss "dies" since she was his partner. He blamed himself for not getting there in time. When it is discovered she is alive and Hotch mentions issues he states yeah he has issues with it.
Relationships with Co-Workers
Emily Prentiss: His partner and one of the people he is closest to. Derek was angry with Prentiss for never telling the team of her past with Ian Doyle , and the extents to which she went to get his profile. However, he was also extremely worried about her, and was the agent who found her moments after she was stabbed by Doyle. He blamed himself for her 'death', and reacted badly when told that she was alive. However, he recovered from the shock quite quickly, but later falsely told her that she had to undertake recertification training. When she confronted him about lying, he told her that he didn't want to lose her again and needed some reassurance. They then agreed to meet up for ten hours of training.
Penelope Garcia: Derek also shares a special relationship with Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia. He takes delight in flirting with her and sees her as his best friend. There has never been any romantic interaction between the two. He confides in her that he loves her when she is shot (although we never find out if he means romantically or platonically) and when he trusts her to help him dispose of a live bomb.
Spencer Reid: Morgan is also shown to have a brother like relationship with Agent Spencer Reid and is known to be very protective of the younger agent.
Jason Gideon: Morgan used to regard himself as the right hand man of Jason Gideon before Gideon's departure.
Jennifer "JJ" Jareau:
Derek is a smooth talker and a bit of a ladie's man. He enjoys dancing and flirting. As good as he is with the ladies this doesn't prevent him from being single. Having to travel a lot does put a damper on a relationship. As does what he has to face each and every day. Not saying he isn't looking. As with most BAU agents, a long-term stable romantic relationship has so far eluded him.
Point in their canon at which they enter Haurvatat: After the events of 7.5 - From Childhood's Hour
Physical description: Derek Morgan is a 6'1" tall african-american male in his late 30's. His hair is shaved close to the head. He's athletically build, broad shoulders. He definitely has that 'I played football' look about him.
Disclaimer: I am not Derek Morgan, nor is he my creation. He belongs to Jeff Davis who created the CBS show Criminal Minds. I am not Shemar Moore either, the actor that plays Derek on CM. Both Derek and his mun are well over the age of 18.